How Can I Relate to God?

You can relate to God person to person. 

God came to earth and lived as one of us.  He knows the ups and downs of being a human.  He lived in the identity of Jesus of Nazareth so that we might have a way of relating to Him more personally.  I am not, by the way, talking about going to church or taking up religion.  I am talking about your relating to God on a personal basis.  This is fundamentally, therefore, a private and not a public issue.  It is certainly not an issue of your joining some group.

Jesus of Nazareth was crucified for our sins and then raised from the dead three days later.  He ascended into heaven and returned to earth as God Almighty.  He is as near to you as your calling on His name.  The ingredient you need to add to make this relationship work is faith. 

Be certain that you do not need faith in order for Him to love you.  It is precisely because He already loved you before you had faith that you can now have faith in Him.  Your faith simply means that you believe that love.  This requires humility on your part.  Do not be haughty.  Humbly receive His love for you.

Talk to God (that is, Jesus Christ) as you would with any person – only with the utmost respect, the utmost affection, and the utmost willingness to obey Him.  If you give time to this relationship, He will make His thoughts known to you and your relationship with Him will grow.  Give Him dedicated time every day and you will become strong in His love.  Forsake your sins and live as morally as you know how.  He will show you more and more of Himself, which will enable you to live more and more morally.  Use His life as the yardstick by which you measure your own.

You relate to God by relating to Jesus Christ.

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The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ for those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church, organization, mailing list, or anything else other than Him.

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One Response to How Can I Relate to God?

  1. Susanne Schuberth (Germany) says:

    ‘Give Him dedicated time every day and you will become strong in His love.’

    I second that completely, Mike.

    Whatever comes: our search is through but our journey is just beginning. Our Lord Jesus Christ, He promised He won’t turn around nor let us down (Mt 28:20). When we live with the Son life is worth living though we’re supposed to take up our cross.
    Can you imagine what it would be like if He were gone (I don’t know how it feels but it would probably kill me)? I may be a little naive yet I know that I need Him. If right or wrong, love is strong…for it is written:

    “Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord.” (Sg 8:6)

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